As of 2015, the average hourly rate of a certified nurse assistant is $10.94, as reported by PayScale.com. Nurse assistants who work at the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room usually receive higher pay.
Certified nurse assistants care for patients in facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. They assist patients with daily tasks such as eating, dressing and bathing. They may also need to perform basic housekeeping tasks to ensure that a patient's environment is clean, according to PayScale.com. Both full-time and part-time CNA positions are available, and some positions may require the CNAs to work shifts. Individuals need to have a valid certification to become a CNA.